Curriculum Overview

Man at laptopThe Smith MS in Business: Supply Chain Management is a cohort-based, lock-step program requiring 30 credits for graduation. Students can complete the program in 12 to 16 months.  International students who require student (F-1) visas should plan on completing the program in no more than 16 months. Classes are scheduled throughout the day at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, a short distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and northern Virginia – a great place to live, work and make lasting connections in industry.

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Exploring the Global Value Chain – Part 1
  • Exploring the Global Value Chain – Part 2
  • Global Transportation Management
  • Data Models & Decisions
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Economic Environment
  • Global Supply Chain Resources Planning
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Negotiations in Supply Chain Management
  • Assessing and Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Operations Management
  • The Green Supply Chain
  • Technology in Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses - select one, based on availability (3 credits)

  • Executives in Supply Chain Management
  • Research in Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Consulting/Research Projects
  • Short Term Study Abroad Program